South Clear Creek Falls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"South Clear Creek slips over a ledge in a long, frothy plunge, splashes over boulders, and tumbles into a sparkling pool. This surprisingly scenic waterfall lies hidden at Silver Thread Campground, between Creede and Slumgullion Pass on the Silver Thread Scenic Byway.
Silver Thread Campground is open as long as the snow allows, but may not be accessible during the winter, so plan accordingly. The trailhead is located at the southern end of the campground, across from a small parking area. You’ll follow the trail up and over a rise, then take a few switchbacks down to an overlook, the creek, and the boulder-strewn base of the falls. There is stinging nettle here, so step carefully among the greenery and keep the kids and pets on trail."